While the city is rightly famed for being home to some of the world's most palatial hotels, visitors looking to save a few dollars will also find a fabulous selection of budget accommodation. The best Hong Kong hostels can rival some of the world's finest, including the luxurious Salisbury YMCA. Below are five of the best Hong Kong hostels, although buildings such as Chungking Mansions, Mirador Mansions are literally heaving with hostels and guesthouses. The five below focus on dormitory style hostel options, if you prefer an equally cheap guest house try our Top Five Hong Kong Guest Houses
1. Cosmic Guesthouse
Every bit as stellar as the name suggests, including rooms which feature direct phones, color TV and fantastically, free Wifi. Rooms, while small, are a cut above the white walled Hong Kong average, with some small splashes of Ikea design thrown in. Price: Check rates now Address:
12th floor, Mirador Mansions 58-62 Nathan Road.
2. Garden Hostel
Popular with the backpacking crowd, including four bed dorms, a rare occurrence in Hong Kong, Garden Hostel is one of the few Hong Kong hostels that is less guesthouse more hostel, including comfy sofas and a selection of second hand books. 24hr check in, laundry service and even a business centre, well, a pair of computers and a fax, are just a few of the reasons that Garden Hostel remains a constant favorite. Price: Check rates now
3/F, Mirador Mansions 58-62 Nathan Road. Tel:
3. Salisbury YMCA
Salisbury is completely unlike the usual hostel experience, equal to one of the better three-star hotels in the city, or even some four-stars. The Salisbury boasts excellent service, an excellent harborside location, spacious rooms and more. While the hostel is great value, its is not cheap, and the price can be a major drawback for those counting their dollars. Price: Check rates now
41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel:
4. Dragon Hostel
One of the most lauded Hong Kong hostels, with over fifteen years in the business and plenty of happy customers. The Dragon Hostel boasts 24hr check-in and check out, as is fitting in HK, as well as a host of extra services, such as Chinese and Vietnamese visa assistance and sightseeing tours. Rooms are bare, but clean, with singles and doubles, but no dorms. Price: Check rates now Address:
7/F, Sincere House, 83 Argyle St, Mongkok. Webiste:
5. Travellers HostelMixed reviews from one of Hong Kong’s longest established hostels, with extra points for the laid back communal feel, including a shared kitchen, large dorms and a lounge, but negatives include, rooms that haven’t had a lick of paint since the 60’s, and at times overcrowding. Nevertheless, the bargain basement price and friendly staff keep beds filled and the atmosphere lively. Price: Dorms from HK$150. Address: Block A, 16th Floor, Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road.